Originally posted by K.T.B.
Is there actually some advantage to 7 over 10? Because I've been using 10 for a while now and have had no issues with it that weren't present in Win7, and doing some Google searches doesn't tell me if there's anything wrong with Win10 either.
There are a lot of advantages to Windows 10 that make it worthwhile to almost everyone, but there were a few things that I didn't like:
- A lot of things just randomly stop working until I restart my computer, even if I haven't updated Windows 10 recently. I can't count how many times I had it simply stop detecting my mouse, or had the wireless give me the "Can't connect to this device" error. I've had this issue happen on multiple computers, and I even looked it up online to see how to fix it. The only thing you can do is restart Windows...every time it happens. Windows 10's device manager has also told me once that the internet card built-in to my motherboard was unavailable because it was plugged out
. Not the cable, but the entire device itself.
- The installation also pushes you to link as many accounts as possible (personal, workplace, school, etc.) and leave as much telemetry and privacy options disabled, which I guess is fine for most people, but I personally like to keep things separate instead. It doesn't help that the option to disable some
of those is sorta hidden away at first.
- I also don't like booting up onto Windows only to have it randomly prompt me to enable all those options AGAIN before I can do anything else (it's a full-screen prompt, and again, the option to not enable anything is a bit hidden away, so if you're just clicking through everything you'll be screwed).
I guess at the end of the day, Windows 10 just keeps interrupting and annoying me in small but significant ways, whereas Windows 7 kept itself out of the way unless I told it not to. But like I said, Windows 10 also has a ton of advantages to Windows 7. There's no way I can recommend Windows 7 in 2020, but I can see why some people would prefer it over Windows 10.
/ The Cutting Room Floor